Douglas Amell - Composer/Songwriter
Your Walls
Lyrics
You try to make 'em think that you're so strong,
You hope they'll think there's nothing wrong,
But I know what's hiding underneath that stare,
The scattered burdens you refuse to share.

You think it's a crime to ask for help, better to cut off your arms.

(Chorus)
I don't know why you won't let me in.
What are you afraid of happening?
Is it "if you let me step inside, there'll be nowhere left to hide"?

I know with you that nothing's like it seems,
I've been a party to your shattered dreams.
You think your silence keeps the pain away,
I say it only serves to make it stay.

You think it's a crime to ask for help, better to cut off your arms.

(Chorus)
I don't know why you won't let me in.
What are you afraid of happening?
Is it "if you let me step inside, there'll be nowhere left to hide"?

Your walls of stone may hold the pain at bay,
But they're also keeping love away.
If you would just put in a tiny door,
I would show you what my love was meant for.

You think it's a crime to ask for help, better to cut off your arms.

I don't know why you won't let me in.
What are you afraid of happening?
Is it "if you let me step inside, there'll be nowhere left to hide"?
I don't know why you won't let me in.
What are you afraid of happening?
Is it "if you let me step inside, there'll be nowhere left to hide"?
Credits
Lyric Credits: Douglas Amell
Music Credits: Douglas Amell
Producer Credits: Jawbone Studios - Eric La France
Publisher Credits: Independent
Performance Credits: Thom Allen - bass, Aaron Bulwer - guitar, Doug Amell - vocals, Mark Heisler - drums
Label Credits: Independent
Description
Short Song Description:
When people put up lots of emotional shielding it can protect them from pain and heartache, but it also prevents them from being able to properly receive love as well.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Dedicated to someone very dear to me who is afraid to be vulnerable with her feelings.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:15
Primary Genre: Rock-Modern
Secondary Genre: Rock-Classic
Tempo / Feel: Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Relationship
Subject Matter 2: Lover
Mood 1: Disconcerted
Similar Artist 2: R.E.M.
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later